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my son. >> the five deaths now make 90 homicides on the year for the city of oakland. >>> tempers are flaring right now outside oakland city council chambers and it's getting very loud. chamber doors have been closed, locking people out of tonight's meeting. protestors are upset that city leaders are restricting public access to meetings that citizens have a right to attend. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is there. what can you tell us about what's going on right now? >> reporter: right now, take a look behind me. you can see several dozen demonstrators on the front steps of city hall. they are relatively calm. but inside, we're told it just got even more chaotic than it's been over the last half hour as the fire marshal just declared that it's unsafe so they are trying to disperse the crowd. these pictures taken about 20 minutes ago. these are folks who were trying to get into the city council chambers, couldn't get in and they are letting the police know that they're upset about it. some of these folks are family members of allen blue ford a man killed in an officer- involved shooti
to last year, according to a report. and the website reach the city tied with portland as that accept second most bicycle friendly city in the country .. >> we make strides as far as bike lanes and more bike safety measures, expanded bicycle parking, we have a long way to go but this all started with what happened two decades ago. >> on valencia at the welcome center for the event today, bicyclist from all over the world are checking in, some are long time critical mass riders and tell me the city has come a long way but i could get more bicycles and lake, as for whether that message has been heard? >> it is interesting because i think that critical mass is not driving any one particular message around how to improve the city, it is really an awareness statements of " your real art, we're taking up this amount of space with as many cycles to show you that we exist ". i would not say that we have any goals that we want to achieve. >> when it first presented itself there was a lot confrontation. >> yes there was. mad motorists have occasionally tried to run down the bicyclist. bicyclist
area braces for the bustle, cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez reports the city can't wait for the windfall. >> it's going to be very busy and profitable. >> like what, a car payment? >> it could be depending on the car. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: not all this weekend tourists will spend money like sailors on leave but they will leave a major mark. >> it's undeniable. >> reporter: matt of the san francisco travel association says visitors to the city spend about $300 per day. >> about a third of that is spent in the hotels. that means two thirds of it is spent outside the hotels. that's restaurant, retail, museum, galleries, other cultural experiences, transportation. >> reporter: with a million visitors projected this weekend, that's an economic impact of about $300 million per day. >> september was an amazing month for us our busiest month for occupancy since 2009. >> reporter: michael pace general manager of the "w" hotel says october is on path to do even better. >> this could potentially beat the record. we are within a percentage point of out doing ourselves again. >> reporter: the fo
of it itself. what it does do, it allows the city to commission an $8 million study to say, if we drain this, can we restore the area and find other ways to bring in power and water to the city? shorters like mike marshall say it's time to modernize our water system. >> this is one of nine storage facilities where we store our water. down below here, the river still flows and it will continue to flow once we restore the hetch hetchy valley. >> reporter: politically it's like touching the third rail. >> it is universal. there is not a single elected official in northern california that i'm aware of who is supporting prop f. >> you've been saying this measure f, it's insane, stupid. do you still stand by that today? >> oh, absolutely. when anybody rational looks at it, there is no answer to the cleanest water that this whole state if not the country has with our hetch hetchy water. >> reporter: and while only san francisco residents will vote on this study, it has much broader implications. there are 30 municipalities in the bay area that use water from hetch hetchy, including cities in san m
and conspiracy charges. the driver faces additional charges of speeding and d u i. all of this in a city that has been priding itself in reducing violent crime. >> we had no homicides in san francisco. pile on crime was reduced. but what we're seeing is these robberies involving electronic devices. >> so far this year police have reported more than 2000 robberies. >> of those 2000 robberies, 1199 involved smart phones. and that is quite an alarming number. >> not to mention laptops and i- pass? >> correct. >> is that up from last year? is that increasing? >> i do not know if it has increased from last year, i just have a cellphone statistics but what we're seeing is that when people resist, they're becoming more violent, they attack the victims. >> in the case of the woman who was robbed yesterday, she is doing ok, she was just sitting outside here and the guy grabs her ipad and the three men took off, and the cops chased her for about a mile. she thanked police for calling 9 1 1 and she got her ipad back but a lot of people don't get it back and is sold on the black market for hundreds of dollar
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